February 24, 2014 12:25

'Weeping' Kurt Cobain statue unveiled in Nirvana frontman's hometown

The event took place as part of the Kurt Cobain Day celebrations in Aberdeen, Washington

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A statue of a weeping Kurt Cobain has been unveiled in Aberdeen, Washington - the hometown of the late Nirvana frontman.

The city yesterday (February 20) celebrated Kurt Cobain Day on what would have been the frontman's 47th birthday. The statue, which sees Cobain crying a single tear, is situated in the Aberdeen Museum of History. The day's festivities also included a gig and an appearance from Cobain's guitar teacher, reports Consequence Of Sound.

Kurt Cobain Day will now be celebrated annually in the city of Aberdeen. Of the day, Mayor Bill Simpson recently read a proclamation, which stated: "Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the international recognition our community has gained from its connections with Kurt Cobain and his artistic achievements."

Neighbouring town Hoquiam will celebrate Nirvana Day on April 10 this year, when the band are being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Cobain was born and raised in Aberdeen, but did briefly live in Hoquiam. Appearing on local radio station KXRO, Mayor Jack Durney said: "They bring great honor, I think as I say, to our entire community. And I think that it's good Kurt Cobain lived in Hoquiam for a little while, but he and Krist Novoselic are part of our community, and I think it's good to honour our sons and their great accomplishments."

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